Honor and Glory Dr. Lieutenant Commander Hope Ferguson, DNP, CRNA, on her journey that lead her to administer anesthesia as a CRNA at one of our Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Thanks to her mom, her career trajectory changed.
Dr. Hope, thank you for your service!
As per Dr. Hope:
Day 3: My journey in nurse anesthesia started after I graduated with my ADN. I always thought I would be a Pediatrician but my goals changed as I entered high school. Then, once I discovered nursing as my passion, I thought I would be a nurse practitioner. That slowly changed over time, as well. Then, one day my mom saw an article in Minority Nurse magazine that Dr. Lena Gould had written which sparked her interest and then sparked my interest. Once my mom introduced the profession to me and I was able to experience a shadow day, I was sold on the profession of anesthesia.
After that moment, my steps were directed in an effort to complete the rigorous but rewarding anesthesia curriculum. Now today I am here, after graduating in 2015, holding positions locally and on the state level. I would not have it any other way! Continuing to mentor and give back in any way I can!